The Shepherd Rams picked up their third consecutive conference victory, knocking off the Wheeling Jesuit Cardinals 16-8.
“We started off strong,” Shepherd coach Meghan Keelan said. “We set the tone early. If they took away our first option, we came back with a secondary option.”
The Rams built a 14-3 lead going into halftime. Wheeling Jesuit outscored Shepherd in the second half 5-2.
“We had a sloppy second half,” Keelan said. “Jesuit came out with a different game plan and made some adjustments.”
Junior midfielder Erin Phelan and senior attacker Georgia Karr each had a game-high four goals. Karr also led the Rams with two assists.
Midfielder Kelsey Eagan scored three goals.
Sophomore midfielder Courtney Schwiegerath earned two goals.
Sophomore attacker Brooke Hunley, freshman midfielder Courtney Matthews and junior attacker Hunter Morris each scored one goal for the Rams.
Junior goalkeeper Savannah Shores recorded four saves while allowing eight goals in the win.
Shepherd is now 3-0 in the first season of Mountain East Conference play, and Keelan says the team is looking to finish like they started.
“We’ve waited a long time to be recognized,” she said. “We want show them how bad we want this. We’re looking to top off an undefeated regular season going into the MEC tournament.”